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The Resource Governing by debt, Maurizio Lazzarato ; translated by Joshua David Jordan

Governing by debt, Maurizio Lazzarato ; translated by Joshua David Jordan

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Governing by debt
Title
Governing by debt
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Maurizio Lazzarato ; translated by Joshua David Jordan
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Experts, pundits, and politicians agree: public debt is hindering growth and increasing unemployment. Governments must reduce debt at all cost if they want to restore confidence and get back on a path to prosperity. Maurizio Lazzarato's diagnosis, however, is completely different: under capitalism, debt is not primarily a question of budget and economic concerns but a political relation of subjection and enslavement. Debt has become infinite and unpayable. It disciplines populations, calls for structural reforms, justifies authoritarian crackdowns, and even legitimizes the suspension of democracy in favor of "technocratic governments" beholden to the interests of capital. The 2008 economic crisis only accelerated the establishment of a "new State capitalism, " which has carried out a massive confiscation of societies' wealth through taxes. And who benefits? Finance capital. In a calamitous return to the situation before the two world wars, the entire process of accumulation is now governed by finance, which has absorbed sectors it once ignored, like higher education, and today is often identified with life itself. Faced with the current catastrophe and the disaster to come, Lazzarato contends, we must overcome capitalist valorization and reappropriate our existence, knowledge, and technology. In Governing by Debt, Lazzarato confronts a wide range of thinkers<U+0127> �from Félix Guattari and Michel Foucault to David Graeber and Carl Schmitt<U+0127> �and draws on examples from the United States and Europe to argue that it is time that we unite in a collective refusal of this most dire status quo.--
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Lazzarato, M.
Dewey number
332
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Jordan, Joshua David
Series statement
Semiotexte intervention series
Series volume
17
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  • Debt
  • Debt
  • Debts, Public
  • Neoliberalism
  • Capitalism
  • Taxation
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Governing by debt, Maurizio Lazzarato ; translated by Joshua David Jordan
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-278)
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
  • Profit, rent, taxes : three apparatuses of capture
  • The American university : a model of the debt society
  • Critique of governmentality I : does liberal governmentality exist? Has it ever existed?
  • Critique of governmentality II : capital and the capitalism of flows
  • Critique of governmentality III : who governs whom, what, and how?
  • Rereading Lenin : the past and present of finance capital
  • Conclusions for a beginning : the refusal of work
Control code
FIEb17675728
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781584351634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)897016278
Label
Governing by debt, Maurizio Lazzarato ; translated by Joshua David Jordan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-278)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Profit, rent, taxes : three apparatuses of capture
  • The American university : a model of the debt society
  • Critique of governmentality I : does liberal governmentality exist? Has it ever existed?
  • Critique of governmentality II : capital and the capitalism of flows
  • Critique of governmentality III : who governs whom, what, and how?
  • Rereading Lenin : the past and present of finance capital
  • Conclusions for a beginning : the refusal of work
Control code
FIEb17675728
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781584351634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)897016278

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